Twenty years back (it’s not a long time, trust me!) I had started a course in physiotherapy at the University of Malta. Looking back at that experience, to borrow a phrase from John Paul II, it was my “first seminary.”
If I were to define what the vocations centre is about, I will have to say that it is about givenness. The givenness of silence, friendship, hope, faith and love!
The Vocations Centre served as the place where I encountered God closely and through this started to have a clearer mind of what he wanted from me in my life.
When I look back at my experience as an adolescent at the centre, these are the first 3 things that come to mind: adventure, guidance and God.
The phrase ‘Vocations’ Centre’ rekindles many feelings of nostalgia and gratitude within me.
Then I realised that what matters for the illogical God is who I am. He loves me for who I am. This was my Aha moment.
Many of my friends entered university to study and eventually start their own career. I felt that like my friends I also had to study law and become a lawyer.